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I was late to the party,
This review is from: Walk It Off (Audio CD)
I'm not a hipster. Indie rock is becoming the next big cliche in my humble opinion (think:alternative, early 1990's)
With that said , I did not listen to The Loon,(yet!) although hipper friends than me tried to turn me on to it.
I do know this- Walk it Off is one of the strongest and most exciting records I have heard in some time. The first track burst through my car speakers and I was instantly hooked. I knew that I had something here beyond the endless piles of the "next new band" that seem to come and go on an almost weekly basis.
There are a number of great tracks although for me Say Back Something, The Ruse ,and Headshock are standouts.
I have not seen many comments on this but the drum work is out of this world, driving and timely without overpowering.
To sum it up, if you like the idea of the Pixies making a love child with The Arcade Fire while David Bowie peeks in the window then you are weird. And you will probably like this record.
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Initial post: Apr 23, 2008 5:36:55 AM PDT
Kenyon J. Weidle says:
If you want something that is truly stong, exciting, and greater than being dubbed "next new band," then listen to Vampire Weekend or Yeasayer, not Tapes 'n Tapes. The new albums by the these two bands are worth a listening. But only if you're hip enough.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2008 8:31:15 AM PDT
Vampire Weekend is so so and very much a "next new band" in my opinion. Catchy but I don't see them even being mentioned 3 or 4 years from now. Yeasayer, however, is a much appreciated recommendation. That's a relevant band.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2010 12:30:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2011 6:17:26 PM PST
Well , it's a couple of years later. Vampire Weekend has proven their irrelevance, beyond any doubt. Yeasayer has taken a direction that to me, seems suicidal considering the richness of their sound on the first record. Tapes N' Tapes? About to release their third record and according to early reviews and a preview I heard, possibly their best album to date.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011 4:37:46 PM PST
Central Scrutinizer says:
Vampire who? Soundtrack from the Twilight Series, is it? Anyway, Walk It Off is mediocre compared to The Loon.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011 6:15:55 PM PST
The Loon is brilliant but I don't agree that it (or anything) makes this record mediocre.
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